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AP Interview: Orlando Bloom likes being a bad guy
LONDON (AP) - He’s been a pirate and an elf prince, but now Orlando Bloom is stepping away from the swords and leaving the swashbuckling to others in “The Three Musketeers in 3D.”
After playing the good guy in both the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Lord of the Rings” film series, the British actor is getting in touch with his nastier side for the latest big screen adaptation of Alexandre Dumas‘ historical novel.
“They’re like the superheroes of their time and they get all the cool stuff and I get to totter around on a pair of heels, but it was exactly what I wanted to do,” said Bloom.
Paul W.S. Anderson’s movie “The Three Musketeers in 3D” opens in the U.K. on Wednesday.
The Associated Press sat down with a cleanly shaven Bloom to find out how much fun he had being bad.
AP: What did you enjoy most about being the Duke of Buckingham?
Bloom: The hair, a bit of (mus)’tache twizzling, the high heels and the bloomers. The whole nine yards.
AP: Not the lines as well?
Bloom: Yeah I had a couple of dastardly lines. It was quite fun.
AP: Did you really enjoy being kind of bad?
Bloom: Kind of bad is a good way of putting it. He’s a bit of a bad boy. He’s a rake, he’s a rogue isn’t he? He’s a cad. And that was a lot of fun. … this was just a romp. Stick your tongue in your cheek and go big or go home.
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